SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

Trustees pass an ordinance on first reading with a split vote to allow hookah lounges, vape stores

SO ordinance will allow hookah lounges

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In a close vote on Aug. 13, the South Orange Board of Trustees passed business code revisions, which will allow hookah lounges and vape stores to operate in town. There were two revision ordinances on the agenda for the Aug. 13 meeting: one permitting hookah lounges and vape stores on Valley […]

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

New police chaplain program aims to support officers, rebuild trust between police and community

Maplewood appoints six police chaplains

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department appointed its first police chaplains this month. On March 20, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution appointing six clergy members from Maplewood and South Orange and police chaplains. Resolution No. 72-18 appointed to this new position Rev. Rick Boyer of Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood, Rev. […]

Pillar College, SO church partner for education opportunity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The First Baptist Church of South Orange has signed a partnership with Pillar College, a Christian-based institution based in Newark, to offer its Life Enhancing Accelerated Degree program at the South Orange church, with classes commencing in September of 2018. The LEAD program offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s […]

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

Annual Veterans Day ceremony highlights sacrifices, dedication of servicemen and servicewomen

Maplewood, residents thank veterans

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gratitude abounded for the sacrifices of those who have served in the armed forces during Maplewood’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Maplewood Municipal Building on Nov. 11. The event featured music from the Maplewood Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Kimmons, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air […]

NAACP to hold two-part workshop

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP is hosting a two-part “Parent to School Pipeline Workshop” to provide parents with the skills needed to effectively advocate for their child’s academic success. The two workshops will be held at First Baptist Church, 103 Valley St. in South Orange, on Saturday, Feb. […]

Police encounter workshop

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Attend a police encounter workshop on Saturday, Jan. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of South Orange, 103 Valley St. in South Orange. Participate in this communitywide event where you will learn your rights and obligations when stopped by the police, things you can do to prevent […]